Mayor and City Council

Five members of the city council with mayor and four councilmembersLeft to right: Councilmember Rachelle Johnson, Councilmember Judy Hanson, Mayor Mark Steffenson, Councilmember Kristy Barnett, and Councilmember Kristy Janigo


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
  • Maple Grove Government Center - Council Chambers
    12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N
    Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Calendar

All meetings and special sessions (with the exception of those limited by law) are open to the public.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View most recent agendas and minutes

Watch meetings

City Council, Planning Commission, and Park Board meetings can be viewed online (live and replay). In addition, City Council and Planning Commission meetings can be watched live on Comcast Channel 16.

Mayor and councilmembers

Mark Steffenson

Head shot of Mark Steffenson in navy suit jacket blue shirt rose colored tie with outdoor …Mayor 
View bio

Term expires: December 31, 2026 (Appointed to mayor August 2001; Elected January 2003)

Email Mark Steffenson
Phone: 763-416-0490

Council liaison

  • Liaison to Community Center owners' team

Judy Hanson

CouncilmemberHead shot of Judy Hanson in coral colored blouse and navy jacket with outdoor backdrop

Term expires: December 31, 2024 
(Appointed to council August 2015, Elected January 2017)

Email Judy Hanson
Phone: 612-860-6396

Council liaison

  • Liaison to Park Board
  • Liaison to Community Center owner's team

Kristy Barnett

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Term expires: December 31, 2024 
(Elected to council January 2017)

Email Kristy Barnett
Phone: 612-804-7960

Council liaison

  • Liaison to Planning Commission

Kristy Janigo

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Term expires: December 31, 2026
(Elected to council January 2023)

Email Kristy Janigo
Phone: 612-708-9029

Council liaison

  • Liaison to Lake Quality Commission

Rachelle Johnson

CouncilmemberHead shot of Rachelle Johnson in sleeved navy dress with outdoor backdrop Opens in new window

Term expires: December 31, 2026
(Elected to council January 2023)

Email Rachelle Johnson
Phone: 612-203-8209

Council liaison

  • Liaison to Arbor Committee

State of the City Address 2023

The annual Maple Grove State of the City address is a great opportunity for Mayor Steffenson to thank our citizens, businesses, and community leaders for another great year. In this video feature, the mayor:

  •  Recaps 2022 achievements
  • Shares what’s to come in 2023, including a significant investment in various city facilities
  • Highlights the continued development, particularly in the Arbor Lakes area as well as the northwest part of Maple Grove
  • Encourages citizen engagement and enjoyment of the many community activities

Every two years, the Maple Grove City Council and department directors meet to establish new goals for the city. It's a full day of strategic planning which includes department director presentations, review of information presented by each city department, review of staff feedback, and identification of priorities for the next two years. Materials from the 2024-2026 strategic planning session can be reviewed below and the finalized goals document will be shared as part of a City Council agenda later this spring.

Council overview

Maple Grove is a community legally established under the laws of Minnesota. It is governed by a mayor who serves a four-year term and four councilmembers who also serve four-year terms. City councilmembers serve at large. City elections coincide with the general elections held in the fall of all even numbered years.

The mayor and councilmembers are responsible for approving operating and capital improvement budgets, employing city workers, establishing city regulations and ordinances, maintaining public facilities, and planning the city's future. The chief of staff for the City Council is City Administrator Heidi Nelson, who can be contacted at 763-494-6010.

Notice to the city

Communication made through email or any other computer messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the city or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action. Additionally, communication made through email or any other computer messaging system is in no way the proper or official means of communication with the City Council or the Planning Commission. For further information, please contact the City of Maple Grove at 763-494-6000, TTY users: 763-494-6599.